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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Twenty-five random facts about Africa

Epic List of 25 African Facts

Good information and history facts on Africa for adults and children.



Africa is a unique continent filled with history and culture. Come explore 25 random facts about African wildlife, traditions and people.



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Twenty-five random facts about Africa


Africa has 54 countries, South Sudan is the newest and Liberia is the oldest republic.

Africa has over 25% of the world’s bird species.

Africa has over 85% of the world’s elephants and over 99% of the remaining lions are on the African continent.

Africa is the second largest covering 20.5% of the earth’s total land area.

African continent is the world’s oldest populated area.

Africa's Kalahari Desert is enormous; it stretches across seven African countries of Angola, Botswana a Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Namibia.

Almost half of the gold ever mined on Earth has come from a single place, Witwatersrand South Africa.

At hand are three dominant theories on how Africa received her name. “Afri”, the name of peoples in North Africa located near Carthage under Roman rule in modern Tunisia in the third century B.C., second is from the Greek word “Aphrike” meaning without cold and lastly in Latin, “Aprica” means sunny or always hot derived from the Egyptian sun God Ra.

By 2025, there will be 30 million people younger than 24 years old living in Africa.

China is Africa’s top trade partner with Sino-African trade volumes now nearing $200 billion per year. Angola alone has a population of over 350,000 Chinese residents.

Dragon’s Breath Cave is the largest underground lake in the world and is located in the Southern African country of Namibia.

Ethiopia is the only African country with its own alphabet. It is also the world’s oldest living alphabets the Ethiopic.

Four of the five fastest land animals reside in Africa: the cheetah, the wildebeest, the lion, and the Thomson’s gazelle. All of these animals can run at speeds above 50 miles per hour, with the cheetah reaching a top speed of about 70 miles per hour.

Goliath frog is the world’s biggest frog and is found in Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon; it can grow up to be a foot long and weigh up to 8 pounds.

Graca Machel is the only women to have ever been first lady of two different countries, Mozambique and South Africa.

Kenya has one of the most culturally diverse populations in Africa.

Lemurs are found only on the African island of Madagascar and nearby islands.

Mexico, China, Eastern and Western Europe, India, The USA and Japan can all fit into Africa's total land area very comfortably.

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain on the continent. It towers over 19,300 feet, which is so tall that glaciers can be found at its summit even though the mountain is near the equator.

Sudan has more than 200 pyramids, double the number found in Egypt.

The “The” officially belongs in front of Gambia since 1964. The Permanent Committee on Geographical Names says, "A letter dated May 1964 from the Gambian prime minister's office instructed that The Gambia should be used with a capital T. One of the reasons they gave was that Gambia could be confused with Zambia, which was a new name to the international community at the time."

The Lugazi Uganda Little League team is bringing baseball in Africa to the World stage by competing in the 2015 Little League Baseball World Series.

The most popular sports in Africa are football (soccer), rugby, cricket, and capoeira, long distance running and wrestling.

The ostrich is native to Africa and are the largest birds in the world. Ostriches live in portions of 25 African countries.

There are 54 countries and one disputed territory, Western Sahara in Africa.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

The teeth are smiling, but is the heart

The teeth are smiling, but is the heart.

The teeth are smiling, but is the heart

An inner smile is essential, as the ancestors say, The teeth are smiling, but is the heart.




The teeth are smiling, but is the heart. A natural inner smile should light up your entire face, mind body and soul.


Quiet time with yourself is essential to reflect on your inner smile and your voice you did not hear because of your cluttered mind. Allow your mind to wander within yourself. Contemplate about what you might be trying to escape from and why you lost your inner smile, keep an open mind and be especially curious about your feelings if you start feeling protective of your own and the outside worlds negative opinion. An inner smile is essential, as the ancestors say, The teeth are smiling, but is the heart.

 

Smile quotes and ancestral sayings to think about Monday Mornings.


A smile can brighten the darkest day.

Smile — sunshine is good for your teeth.

A smile confuses an approaching frown.

Never lose your inner smile.

A smile is a powerful weapon; you can even break ice with it.

Life is like a mirror, we get the best results when we smile at it.

A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you are at home.

Always remember to be happy because you never know who is falling in love with your smile.

Cover your mouth when you cough, not when you smile.

Everyone smiles in the same language.

I have never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful.

If you do not have a smile, I will give you one of mine.

If you do not start out the day with a smile, it is not too late to start practicing for tomorrow.

If you smile at someone, they might smile back.

It takes seventeen muscles to smile and forty-three to frown.

Most smiles are started by another smile.

Smile, it lets your teeth breathe.

The shortest distance between two people is a smile.

The world always looks brighter from behind a smile.

Your day will go the way the corners of your mouth turn. 

Every smile makes you a day younger.


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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Dry Rub Recipe for Chicken

Dry Rub Recipe for Chicken

Tankora dry rub recipe for chicken is a dry peanut-spice rub made famous by street food vendors of Ghana.


Ghana is famous for grilled beef kebabs. Tankora Dry Rub Recipe is a time tested street food recipe for classic grilled kabobs that is also great on pork, chicken, fish, and veggies.

Ghana is famous for grilled kebabs. Tankora Dry Rub Recipe is a time tested street food recipe for classic grilled kabobs that is also great on beef, pork, fish, and veggies.


Dry Rub Recipe for Grilled Kabobs


This dry rub recipe for chicken recipe adds perfect flavors to your next master indoor-outdoor BBQ grilling gathering.

Ingredients
1 cup roasted peanuts
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 bouillon cube crushed
¼ teaspoon ginger
¼ teaspoon cloves


Directions
Add all spices to a coffee grinder and grind carefully taking care not to over process the mixture or it will turn into peanut butter. The texture should resemble fine breadcrumbs. Rub spice mix on uncooked meat, rest for 15 minutes and grill kebabs as usual. Store unused portions in an airtight container or keep in the freezer in a sealable plastic bag.


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